The Michigan Wolverines will be without star junior running back Blake Corum due to him undergoing season-ending knee surgery. He suffered the injury in the first half of the team’s 19-17 win against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Heisman hopeful attempted to gut it out and play against the Ohio State Buckeyes, but after a few snaps did not play the rest of the game. He recorded just two carries in the team’s 45-23 win over their archrivals. It was unclear if he’d be able to go in the Big Ten Championship or in the College Football Playoffs, but know he will not be able to play in those games.
Sources: #Michigan star RB Blake Corum is expected to have knee surgery and is out for the season. The Heisman candidate should make a full recovery. He tried to play last week vs. Ohio State but his knee made it impossible.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2022
This season with the Michigan Wolverines. Blake Corum rushed 247 times for 1,463 and 18 touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 80 yards and one touchdown on the season. Before his injury, he was the top non-quarterback candidate hoping to win the Heisman trophy this season. With Corum out, Donovan Edwards is expected to start for the team. Against Ohio State, he had 22 carries for 216 yards and two touchdowns as well as two catches for nine yards.
The future plans for Blake Corum are currently unknown. He is eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft, but he could return to the program for his senior season. Recovery from his surgery isn’t expected to be a long-term issue so it should clear him up for either option heading into 2023.